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VIA launches JEDEC validation programme

13 February 2002 News

VIA Technologies has announced the industry's first independent JEDEC standard validation programme for DDR333 memory products in conjunction with Advanced Validation Labs (AVL).

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (previously known as the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) is the semiconductor engineering standardisation body of the Electronic Industries Alliance. It has been the foremost standards development organisation for the semiconductor industry since 1958.

The VIA-certified validation testing programme involves the testing of memory modules using VIA's reference platform and bespoke software. The validation test process, co-developed by AVL and VIA, includes thermal testing to further stress memory modules under test.

"VIA has successfully used JEDEC standard validation programs to secure the transition of PC133 SDRAM and DDR266 SDRAM memory technologies into the mainstream market" says Tim Handley, VIA's Marketing Manager in South Africa.

"Our collaboration with AVL allows us to speed time-to-market and sustain the confidence of our customers through a technology transition by ensuring the reliability and compatibility of DDR333 devices and modules with VIA platforms."

For further information contact Tim Handley, VIA Technologies, timhandley@via.com.tw





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